Edward Gonzalez Kay is from Havana, Cuba and began his ballet training at the Elemental Cuban Ballet School and The National Cuban Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. He graduated in 2007 after completing 8 years of training there. He started as a Trainee in 2008 with the National Cuban Ballet Company and was promoted to a Corps member shortly after. During the 2012-2013 Season Gonzalez was promoted to a coryphée. Over the course of his 6 years with the Company, he had the opportunity of touring to The United States, Australia, Italy, Mexico, Canada, and Brasil. In 2013, Gonzalez joined the Sarasota Ballet as a Soloist and was promoted to Principal Dancer for the 2016-2017 Season. While a member of the Sarasota Ballet, he toured to Jacobs Pillow to perform in the 2014 Dance festival, and New York City in 2015 to perform at the Joyce Theater.
Gonzalez joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2017 as a First Soloist. Some highlights from the past two seasons include Victoria Morgan’s Romeo and Juliet as “Tybalt” and The Nutcracker as “Cavalier,” Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana, Jerome Robbin’s Fancy Free, Justin Peck’s Murder Ballades, Adam Hougland’s Firebird, and Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty.
“Some of my favorite performances include George Balanchine’s Jewels, Who Cares, and Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda Act II.”